The Big Elephant in the Room: Negotiating Pay

Researching & negotiating how much you’re actually worth

mvndy

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So you’ve aced the interview! You’re sitting in relief knowing you’ve passed the weeding process, only to get hit with perhaps one of the more difficult questions in any interview process:

How much are you looking for compensation?

Searching for jobs is nerve-wrecking by itself; I often spend so much energy trying to get through those interviews it’s hard not to freeze up from sudden context-switching. Since I’ve started working in tech, I’ve been through dozens of serious interviews in search for finding the jobs that were right for me: I’ve more than doubled my salary in just two years.

Even though I work in tech, I’m confident that the experiences and bits of nuggets I’ve picked up over the years can be applied to any field and help negotiate pay to match your worth.

Keeping track of your growth and worth on the job

No one will do it for you. Don’t let your job undervalue you by letting them determine your worth without evaluating your contributions and the value you add to your organization.

I keep a list of my accomplishments and responsibilities over the course of my time, especially…

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mvndy

software engineer and crocheting enthusiast. co-author of "Programming Android with Kotlin"